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Melissa A. DiSipio, MSA, FAAIDD


My previous term as a member-at-large and as AAIDD’s Secretary/Treasurer has prepared me to fulfill the duties and responsibilities as Vice-President. My goal will be to work collaboratively with the other Board Members to ensure that the main themes of policy, practice and research are promoted throughout the daily maintenance of the organization. I will strive to increase diversity in all aspects of our membership and leadership levels, and continue the focus on issues facing many in our service industry including direct work force, health care, families and employment. As Vice President, supporting Maggie and the AAIDD staff to continue to think creatively in order to maintain hybrid resources to our clients and membership during this unique time is of the utmost importance. Finally, continuing to promote AAIDD’s national and international presence as a premier advocate for intellectual and developmental disabilities to stakeholders and relevant parties will be an ongoing task during my tenure.



Current Position:
Director, Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care (PCHC), SE PA Region Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU)

Previous Positions:
Assistant Director, PCHC
Health Care Technical Assistant, PCHC
Program Specialist & Site Supervisor, Elwyn, Inc.

MSA - Health Care Administration, West Chester University
BS - Biology, Villanova University

AAIDD Participation:
Current Board Secretary-Treasurer (2019 – current)
Board Member-at-Large (2015 thru 2019)
Previous Co-chair Health & Wellness SIG
Previous Co-chair Student and Early Career SIG
Previous Executive Committee, Gerontology SIG
Editorial Board for Inclusion e-Journal (2013 – 2019)
Awards Revision Workgroup, Chair, 2017
Professional Development Workforce Development Committee (June 2018)
Participated in multiple Conference Planning Committees & Local Arrangement Committees
Participated in multiple Conference Proposal Review Selection Committees
Presented at multiple Annual Meetings

AAIDD Leadership Perspective, March 2021
AAIDD Member Spotlight, 2014
AAIDD Fellow, 2013
Southeast Pennsylvania Dental Coalition, Co-chair (2018 – 2020)
Pennsylvania Capacity Building Institute (2016 – 2017)
PAR Conference Planning and Awards Nomination Lead
KenCrest Centers Board of Directors
National Task Group (NTG) on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices Committees
The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, University of Delaware, Graduate 2007



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